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the funeral of hadiya pendleton. who was gunned walking home from school last month. athena jones reports. >> reporter: first lady michelle obama is returning to her hometown to attend the funeral of 15-year-old hadiya pendleton, a bystander shot dead in a chicago park a week after she performed at the president's inauguration. vice president biden memorialized the young honor student in remarks to house democrats. >> this was no ordinary child. >> she was a child who had used social media, urging her friends to speak out, don't join gangs and now she is gone. pendleton was killed just a mile from the first family's home in chicago, a city facing an epidemic of gun violence. it's an issue president obama has raised numerous times, including in a speech after newtown. >> as a nation, we have endured far too many of these tragedies in the last few years. >> an elementary school in newtown, a shopping mall in oregon, a house of worship in wisconsin, a movie theater in colorado, countless street corners in places like chicago and philadelphia. >> reporter: and in a video message to chicago la
month. ha-dee-ya pendleton had just performed with her school band at the president's inauguration. >> "in my state of the union i talked about hadiya on tuesday night and the fact that unfortunately what happened to hadiya is not unique. it's not unique to chicago, it's not unique to this country. too many of our children are being taken away from us." earlier today in washington, the president honored 18 americans with the presidential citizens medal. the nation's second highest civilian honor. those honored included the six women who died in the shooting at sandy hook grade school in connecticut. family members were there to accept the award. >> today was payday for people who were given vouchers when they turned in their guns and ammunition at five different gun buyback locations in marin county. 36,000 dollars of the total 43,000 dollars donated for the event went fast-- and the remaining 7000 dollars was set aside. the marin county d-a tell how quickly they ran out of the program was designed to help reduce firearm- related crimes and deaths in the county. twitter issuing vou
-- no charges have been filed. this is video from hadiya saturday. first lady michelle obama was among the attendees. hadiya was gunned down back in january. just days after performing at the presidential inauguration. police say the gunman mistaken someone in the group pendleton was standing with. as a member of a rival gang. there's only a few days left in brazil's biggest and most vibrant carnival celebration. around one-million people will participate in the four day party based in rio de janeiro. today is day three. the highlight of the festival is the samba parade where schools compete against eachother in full costume. some of those schools will have as many as five- thousand people participating in the parade. the festival is a huge money maker for rio de janeiro. and city officials are expecting to generate roughly 665 million dollars for the local economy. don't start gathering supplies and preparing for doomsday quite yet. but on friday an asteroid is going to come really close to earth. but as carl azuz explains nasa says there's nothing to worry about. asteroid 2012 da14 i
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